metoprolol metoprolol

Definition(s):

  • (n) beta blocker (trade name Lopressor) used in treating hypertension and angina and arrhythmia and acute myocardial infarction; has adverse side effects (depression and exacerbation of congestive heart failure etc.)

Usage(s):

  • OLDIE BUT GOODY Turns out that a 20-year-old beta-blocker called metoprolol is just as effective in treating congestive heart failure as the newer heart drug carvedilol, which .

News

  1. Blocked arteries conjure stroke concerns

    Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 69-year-old woman who was diagnosed three months ago with a 90-percent-blocked left renal artery, which was stented. Because my blood pressure was difficult to control following surgery, I was prescribed amlodipine and metoprolol. Approximately 10 years ago, I was diagnosed with a 65 percent to 70 percent blocked right carotid artery. The vascular surgeon who stented my ...
    on July 15, 2013     Source: Marshfield News Herald

  2. To Your Good Health: Blocked arteries conjure stroke concerns

    Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 69-year-old woman who was diagnosed three months ago with a 90-percent-blocked left renal artery, which was stented. Because my blood pressure was difficult to control following surgery, I was prescribed amlodipine and metoprolol. Approximately 10 years ago, I was diagnosed with a 65 percent to 70 percent blocked right carotid artery. The vascular surgeon who stented my ...
    on July 14, 2013     Source: Herald & Review

Quotes

  • "Considering these results, patients are unlikely to accept the risks associated with perioperative metoprolol seen in POISE," said Dr. Gordon Guyatt, POISE outcome adjudication committee chair, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.
    on May 12, 2008 By: Gordon Guyatt Source: Science Daily (press release)

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